Though millions have already watched and participated (in spirit) at/the Michael Jackson Memorial Service held at the Staples Center, no matter how hard I tried to avoid getting all emotional and giving in to the headlines, I just couldn’t.
Call it a mother’s sympathetic feeling for a family’s tragedy, call it a fan grieving the loss of a truly magical artist, I just had to let it out. (the story continues right after the jump with a video from the Memorial Service)
Yes, the Couture Shows are already catwalking down, charming everyone and their fash-dog. But Michael Jackson’s departure was beyond any magazines sales reports and increasing profits strategies (and surely above any un/fashionable frock). It was something that has brought the world together. Something that made everyone synchronize and (including that snobbing fashdog who only swears on the runway gods) feel the sorrow and the human pain at the loss of someone they loved (somehow, sometime).
Luckily, this very special Memorial Service was so much about the man behind the public Michael Jackson that there’s still hope in rehabilitating his name and make his legacy a truly honorable one, valued for its outstanding artistic weight. Bless you, Paris! for being honest and speaking with the simplest voice of them all: the voice of a child who loved/loves her parent. Match any couture show to that! Pile them all together and compare, I dare you! (photo via)